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Milestone partnership between Racing to School, Godolphin and Newmarket Academy

21st September, 2016

An exciting new partnership has been announced between the charity Racing to School, Godolphin, the global thoroughbred horseracing and breeding operation founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, and the Newmarket Academy, a coeducational secondary school and sixth form, located in Newmarket, Suffolk.

Entitled the ‘Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project’ (NAGBP), the five year collaboration, which includes a six figure investment, represents a significant commitment from Godolphin, under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, to the Newmarket Academy. With the aim of enhancing learning experiences for all students at the Academy and to enable its pupils access a wide range of career pathways.

Facilitated and managed by Racing To School, the project will provide bespoke support for students in each year group ranging from learning days in the local community and within local industries, to personalised career guidance on applying for a range of job opportunities.

Speaking at the launch, Nick Froy, Principle of the Newmarket Academy, said: “The partnership represents Newmarket Academy’s commitment to placing itself at the heart of the community, and the contribution being made to the Academy by Godolphin extend the life chances and choices of the young people of Newmarket. I would like extend our heartfelt thanks to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and to Godolphin for supporting this wonderful initiative”.

Commenting on the partnership, Hugh Anderson, Managing Director for Godolphin in the UK and Dubai, said: “This is an exciting new partnership for both Godolphin and the Academy which will boost education and employment opportunities among young people in Newmarket. It offers unique behind the scenes access, making the learning experience a special one which students want to engage in and represents His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s on-going commitment to Newmarket and those who live in the communities within which we work”.

“The Racing to School programme will support the learning and development of the Academy pupils and is designed to work alongside their curriculum subjects. The racing industry offers wonderful variety, opportunities and challenges for young people to improve their skills and plot their later careers,” said John Blake, representing the charity.

“The response from our generous funders Godolphin and the strong relationship we have formed with the Academy have laid the groundwork for this five-year programme to be successful and valuable for all the pupils. The charity is also very grateful to our many partners in Newmarket and across the sport who have pledged their support to the Beacon project, which we hope in time will be replicated in other racing heartlands through our Racing Together initiative.”

The partnership starts this week with ‘Maths In Action’ activity days at Newmarket racecourse and in the first week of October, students from the Newmarket Academy will participate in Dubai Future Champions Education Week.

To see a video of the launch of this programme at the Newmarket Academy, please follow this link to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Racing-to-School-305261699507942